We are pleased to announce that Laura Boon will be speaking at the 2019 Lloyd's Register Foundation International Conference.
Laura Boon is the Lloyd’s Register Foundation Public Curator: Contemporary Maritime at the National Maritime Museum, Royal Museums Greenwich. Her mission is to promote public awareness and understanding of the connections between maritime history and contemporary maritime issues. Laura began this role in October 2018.
She holds a Master’s degree in Conservation Science, from Imperial College London and a BSc in Zoology from Royal Holloway University of London.
Laura has over ten years’ experience in the museum and education sectors including four years based in Cambodia working on education capacity building projects.
Laura was initially based at the Royal University of Phnom Penh with Fauna and Flora International (FFI) supporting MSc students on the Conservation Biodiversity course. Laura then transferred to a local NGO to manage the genetics lab and train both lecturers and students in genetics techniques.
Laura then coordinated fisheries research across Cambodia in partnership with the Ministry of Fisheries. This culminated in the creation of a network of subsistence fishers across Cambodia collecting catch data and genetic samples.
In her final year in Cambodia Laura was the inaugural Head of Science at Cambodia’s first science museum and created Cambodia’s first inter-school STEM competition. This role sparked Laura’s interest in the museum sector, and the potential for museums to support lifelong learning and critical thinking skills.
On returning to the UK, Laura worked at the Museum of London as Senior Learning Manager, then at the Imperial War Museums as a Learning and Audience Advocate for the new galleries projects. Laura is passionate at utilising museums' potential for societal change.